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NSW Farmers want to plants food to get their hands off ‘meat’

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

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A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a...

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Santos lobbies Morrison government for pipeline

Santos lobbied the Morrison Government to subsidise a gas pipeline that would enable its controversial Narrabri gas project, new documents released under FOI reveal.

Legal obstacle to Narrabri Gas Project

A community group has launched a legal appeal against the NSW Independent Planning Commission’s approval of the controversial Narrabri Gas Project, in the state’s north west.

New CSG enquiry – NSW government dropped the ball

Back in 2013 the state government led by Barry O’Farrell commissioned the chief scientist, professor Mary O’Kane, to conduct a comprehensive review of CSG-related activities, focusing on the human health and environmental impacts of unconventional gas.

Farmers and traditional custodians protest Pilliga pipeline

North-west NSW farmers were joined by a traditional custodian last week at a protest outside the Sydney annual general meeting of the company that plans to build a gas pipeline to Santos’s controversial Narrabri coal seam gas scheme.

Film asks for submissions against Santos EIS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_kxWi6_MWY Several years in the making, fossil fuel extraction company Santos released their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri Gas Project on February 21...

Who pays when food is cheap?

Government subsidies, exploitive labour practices, and costs to land are the reason conventional food is too cheap, and organic food relatively expensive, according to the US Cornucopia Institute, a tax-exempt public-interest group.

Santos Organics grants now available

Santos Organics are inviting local not-for-profits to submit an application for a share of $40,000 in grant funding.

Santos Organics takes on not-for-profit role

From its beginnings operating out of a panel van in the early 70s through to its transformation into a community-owned enterprise in 1983, Santos has strived to meet the needs of the local community. Now the business plans to give back.

Court approves Narrabri CSG water treatment facility

  The NSW Land and Environment Court yesterday gave a green light for Santos to operate its 'Leewood' coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater treatment facility near...

M’bah grandmother locks on to stop gas mining

Pressure is mounting on gas miner Santos to abandon its gas project in the Pilliga with yet another two grandmothers locking on this morning, including one from Murwillumbah

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.